Chapter 5. Civil Rights. Civil Rights. Rights rooted in 14 th Amendments’ guarantee of equal protection under the law (equal treatment) What government must do to ensure equal protection, to ensure freedom from discrimination
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Prohibited by Title VII of Civil Rights Act (1964)
Sexual harassment = unwanted physical or verbal conduct or abuse of a sexual nature that interferes with recipient’s job performance, creates a hostile environment, or carries an implicit or explicit threat of adverse employment consequences
Wage discrimination = women earn $0.77 cents for every $1.00 earned by men despite Equal Pay Act requiring equal pay for equal work ($.59 in 1963)
Glass ceiling = women holding few top positions in professions or businessesGender-Based Discrimination in Workplace